The Ecumenical Kirchentag 2010 (ÖKT) was the second ecumenical Kirchentag that took place from May 12th to 16th, 2010 in Munich and had the motto “So that you have hope”. This motto was decided on October 25, 2008 by the Joint Presidium and is borrowed from 1. Peter’s Letter , Chapter 1, Verse 21 (1 Petr 1.21 EU ). Due to the great success of the first ecumenical church convention in 2003 in Berlin , to which more than 200,000 visitors came and which dealt with many open questions about ecumenism , the German Evangelical Church Congress (DEKT) decided and thatCentral Committee of German Catholics (ZdK) to organize a second Ecumenical Church Congress.
In a time of upheaval and a profound crisis of confidence, the highest governing body of the 2nd ÖKT wanted to give a signal of encouragement by referring to the common hope of all Christians. “Out of shared responsibility, we are looking for forms of joint action”, explained the Joint Presidium in an “Orientation Guide for the 2nd Ecumenical Church Congress”. The common testimony and commitment in the world, the statement continues, can only be given “credibly” “if we continue to search for the visible unity of all Christians”.
On March 10, 2006, Friedrich Wetter , the then Catholic Archbishop of Munich and Freising, and Johannes Friedrich , the Protestant regional bishop of Bavaria, confirmed that the Kirchentag in Munich would take place from May 12 to 16, 2010. A working group “On the way to the second Ecumenical Kirchentag” was then convened to prepare the Kirchentag under the motto “Christianity in society - Christianity for society”.
The Joint Board and the Joint Presidium of the 2nd Ecumenical Church Congress were constituted on November 29th and 30th, 2007. The Joint Board consists of twelve members, the Joint Presidium of 43. Evangelical President for the 2nd ÖKT was Eckhard Nagel , Catholic President Alois luck .
The Ecumenical Congress met in Munich from November 30th to December 1st, 2007. More than 150 people from church and society came to this kick-off event for the 2nd Ecumenical Church Congress and discussed topics that were considered to be important for the ecumenical process and the engagement of Christians in society in the coming years.
In March 2009, the Joint Presidium decided on the thematic tableau for the 2nd Ecumenical Church Congress. This thematic framework comprised 40 central projects that were referred to the project commissions of the 2nd Ecumenical Church Congress. They were given the task of developing specific events.
The main venue was the Messestadt Riem in the east of the state capital, but there were also events in the city center and in the Olympic Stadium . A budget of 18 million euros was expected. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bavaria provided a total of 5.3 million euros for the preparation of the ÖKT . 
In addition to the Evangelical Church and the Catholic Church , the Working Group of Christian Churches in Germany , in which Christian churches have come together, was also involved in the 2nd Ecumenical Church Congress . The participation of non-Christian religious communities was controversial: While the two presidents of the ÖKT, Eberhard Nagel and Hans-Joachim Meyer, spoke out in favor of talks with Jews and Muslims within the framework of the ÖKT,  this was rejected by Friedrich Cardinal Wetter . While Nagel and Meyer emphasized the open addressing of differences, Wetter said that addressing theological problems at a church conference could hardly contribute to their solution. 
Despite the cold, more than 300,000 visitors came to the kick-off event "Evening of Encounters" in downtown Munich. There were culinary specialties at 195 stands, music was offered on 14 large stages and in countless other locations. At the end of the kick-off party, the Altstadtring was lit with 180,000 candles. 
In the following days, more than 160,000 people took part in the second Ecumenical Church Congress, 130,000 of whom were permanent participants and around 11,000 daily participants each day.  The four main topics dealt with the responsibility of the Christian for the world, the coexistence in a pluralistic society, the other religions and worldviews as well as the commonalities and possibilities of the different Christian denominations. These topics were dealt with in over 3,000 events (lectures and panel discussions) and the exhibitions in the “Agora” area on the exhibition grounds. For the youth, workshops and discussion groups were offered in the area of the Olympic Park. The unity of the churches was seen as possible by representatives of the various denominations, but also on a political level, despite the differences that still seem insurmountable today, as was expressed by Cardinal Karl Lehmann and Chancellor Angela Merkel , among others .  Margot Käßmann , who resigned as Council President of the Evangelical Church in February of this year, attracted particular attentionWar in Afghanistan and for birth control . [8th]
The focus was also on the debate about cases of abuse that have become known in the Catholic Church since the beginning of the year.  Norbert Denef criticized the non-participation of the victims in the panel discussion.     
100,000 people attended the final service on the Theresienwiese. 
A common Lord's Supper for Catholic and Protestant Christians during the ÖKT was clearly rejected in advance by the leadership levels of both churches. In the opinion of the Evangelical Lutheran Bavarian regional bishop Johannes Friedrich and the Catholic Archbishop Reinhard Marx, such events harm the ecumenical movement.  Instead, the Orthodox Church invited the faithful to eat blessed bread after a Vespers service ( Artoklasia ). 
On the other hand, Federal President Horst Köhler wanted a communal celebration of the Lord's Supper shortly before the start of the ÖKT: The partial lockout seems unnatural to me. The separation between Protestants and Catholic Christians has dogmatic reasons, but from my point of view the more important question is pastoral care and that people do not run away from the churches.  
An official Ecumenical Last Supper after the Lima Liturgy could be celebrated at the ÖKT on Thursday evening between the Evangelical, Old Catholic and Anglican Churches . The old Catholic bishop Matthias Ring , the Anglican auxiliary bishop of Croydon, Nicholas Baines , the regional bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Braunschweig, Friedrich Weber , and the regional superintendent of the Evangelical Lippe regional church, Martin Dutzmann , stood at the altar in the Church of the Redeemer. 
In advance, Peter Beyerhaus and Ulrich Rüß from the International Conference of Confessing Communities and Hubert Gindest from the Forum of German Catholics criticized the ÖKT program in an open letter, stating that 27 of around 3000 events were planned by gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people . In "such a mass" they meant "especially for young people in their search for meaning and inner support even a misorientation."  Alois Glück , President of the Central Committee of German Catholics(ZdK), rejected the criticism and called it "defamation" during the ZdK general assembly. He advised laypeople to deal with the subject with “Christian composure” and said: “Jesus loves these people too.” 
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